Outstanding examination results consistently place the School amongst the best in the country, and thanks to the International Baccalaureate, among the best in the world.
Students are encouraged to work conscientiously and to the best of their ability and this, combined with the dedication of our teaching staff, ensures that the girls gain exceptional results which allow them to aim high in their future education and career choices. The Abbey is often in the company of schools, both from the maintained and independent sectors, who are far more selective and this highlights the added value of an Abbey education. This is backed up by statistical evidence which shows that the girls who join at Year 7 go on to achieve grades well above what was predicted in tests at age 11.
We pride ourselves on the expert advice and support given to students on applying to university and, as a result of this and the girls' excellent results, Abbey leavers gain places at many of the most prestigious courses and universities in the UK (including several to Oxbridge each year) and overseas. Some girls opt to have a GAP Year before university and a couple have recently gained places on apprenticeships with leading companies.
We often hear from our leavers when they return for their 'Year 14 Tea' that the individual study skills they developed at The Abbey have prepared them exceptionally well for university. We are always delighted to see how well they go on to do in their courses with the vast majority attaining first or 2:1 degrees. There is a developing mentoring network which allows current students and undergraduates to access advice from alumnae in their chosen field of study and work.
Below you can download the full lists of the destinations of leavers from the past few years.